Rainer Hutterer. Zoologisches Forschunginstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany
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Wilson & Reeder, eds. (2005): Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)
Wilson & Reeder, eds. (2005): Comments: Subgenus Sorex, S. caecutiens group. Formerly included gracillimus and volnuchini, which are each now accepted as specifically distinct; see comments therein. Corbet (1978c) included also planiceps and thibetanus; but see Dolgov and Hoffmann (1977), Hoffmann (1996a, b) and Hutterer (1979). The European populations of minutus were revised by Hutterer (1990, 1999). Karyotype has 2n = 42, FN = 56 (Zima et al., 1998), but 2n = 40 and 36 in the Baltic islands Öland and Gotland (Fredga et al., 1995)